Student - Inclusive Recreation Camp Director
- 14.00 - 0 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for the direct day-to-day operation of the Inclusive Recreation Unit camp, working with children, youth, or adults with special needs in a therapeutic recreational or social skills summer camp. Camp Director is included in the child/youth staff ratio and responsible for direct client care and intervention, program adaptation and daily staff management to ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience for all registered at camp.
Education & Experience
Post-secondary Student (completion of second year College or university
College diploma or University Degree in Recreation and/or Child Care/ Youth Worker, Kinesiology, or Physical Education
Two (2) years or more of related experience is required
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
• Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
• Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
• AODA Accessibility Training
• Crisis Prevention Intervention certification
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
- Legislation protecting rights of special needs client population
- Health and safety legislation, policies, procedures and client care
- Knowledge of learning disabilities and appropriate intervention strategies, social skills development and task analysis process
- Understanding the development and recreational needs of children
- AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training
- City of Ottawa Core Training
- Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures
- Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
- Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures
Competencies & Skills
- Ability to plan, operate and evaluate recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and adults with disabilities
- Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff
- Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music
- Previous experience working in a leadership role
- Experience planning and implementing recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and/or children with disabilities
- Ability to operate and required tools/equipment
- Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
- Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic
- Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
- Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands
- Ability to promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate
- Maintain a fun and safe environment
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and programming planning skills
- Energetic and eager to participate in active recreation activities
- Proper attire and footwear